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Old 01-27-2012, 10:39 PM
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Drill press motor wiring

I scored on a deal around Christmas and added a solid old full height drill press to the shop tool collection. Needed a new chuck and the wiring was ... for lack of a better explanation not up to par. It was taped together and fell apart when I barely touched the cord.

So I remade the connections but apparently not correctly as the motor now starts when ever I plug it in with the switch set to off. The motor is a two speed and has 3 wire conductors coming out of it attached to Hi, Low, and Common. The switches (there are two switches, one is for a table light and the second for the motor) are wired partly together as per the attached diagram. It works for me but what I'm stuck on is how to hook up the motor.

Can't have the best of both speeds without changing the switch so I have two questions

-which setting is better for a 12 speed drill press hi or low?
-how do i wire the motor accordingly?
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